Sunday, January 27, 2013

Happy Birthday, Drew!!!

I can't believe I have a 6 year old!!  How quickly the years go by.  Too quickly.  Drew asked for another funfetti birthday cake for his actual birthday and asked to help with it so he and I made it the night before his birthday.  He insisted on doing the frosting and sprinkles!  He wanted to go out for pizza for this birthday (surprise, surprise!) and picked a local chain called Monical's.  When we got home we had cake and opened presents.  I think he was most excited about the new clothes.  Ha!

Last weekend, we went to Iowa for snow kickball.  Snow kickball is just that - kickball in the snow.  Only problem is there was no snow and we are old now!  We played with Andy's brother's Matt and Mitch, Matt's wife Kim and our family friend Paul.  Paul's stepson and some of his friends rounded out the team.  The average age of our team was probably 10 years higher than any other team.  BUT, we WON!!  Here is our trophy!

This little guy is THIS CLOSE to full on crawling!  He has been getting around a room by scooting and rolling for a long time, but it should be any day now.  He goes about 1 or 2 steps and then falls on his belly.  It is funny because he has only been sitting well for a little over a week.  He took his sweet time with sitting up!

Finally, here are a few pictures from when my family was visiting.  Blogger was having issues when I tried to post them last week.



Monday, January 21, 2013

More Christmas, an Early Birthday Party and the Stomach Flu!

Wow, a lot has happened since my last post! I have been having a lot of problems uploading pictures to the blog so this post has been in the works for a long time. 

We spent the days after Christmas putting together new toys and visiting my friends from law school.  I love living so close to many of them now!

Mel, Quinn, Ryan and Mindy
Mel and Ryan
Kayley, Ryan, Drew and Amelia

Drew and Dad putting together Drew's lego fire truck!
My parents' flight arrived from Phoenix on December 28th.  The kids were only too happy to celebrate their third Christmas this year with them! 

Ryan playing with his new musical table
Drew and Kayley opening presents
from Grandma and Grandpa
Kayley admiring her new doll house from Grandpa

Uncle Matt came to visit the weekend before New Year's so we celebrated Drew's birthday a little early.  Drew opened presents, we ate cake, went bowling and out for pizza at Mickie's!  I would post pictures, but blogger is having problems again.  So frustrating!

Unfortunately, the stomach bug hit our house at the end of the holiday break.  Drew was sick on New Year's Day, Andy got it the following Sunday, then Ryan the next Wednesday and Kayley and I got it two days later.  Ugh!  It was rough, but we are all better now!